How often should I take my rabbit to the vet?

Rabbits should see a veterinarian regularly to maintain their health and prevent potential health issues. Here are some guidelines for how often you should take your rabbit to the vet:

1. Annual check-ups: Like any other pet, rabbits should have an annual check-up with a veterinarian. This allows the vet to examine your rabbit and check for any signs of illness or underlying health issues.

2. Wellness exams: In addition to annual check-ups, rabbits should also have regular wellness exams, which may be more frequent depending on their age and health. Older rabbits and those with chronic health conditions may need more frequent visits to the vet.

3. Vaccinations: Rabbits should be vaccinated against certain diseases, including rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) and myxomatosis. Your veterinarian can advise you on the appropriate vaccination schedule for your rabbit.

4. Spaying/neutering: If you have a pet rabbit, it's recommended to have them spayed or neutered to prevent certain health issues and unwanted litters. You should consult with a veterinarian regarding the best time for spaying/neutering.

5. Sick visits: If your rabbit shows signs of illness, such as a change in behavior, appetite, or bowel movements, you should take them to the vet as soon as possible.

It's important to establish a relationship with a veterinarian who has experience treating rabbits, as they have unique health needs that may differ from other pets. Regular veterinary care can help ensure your rabbit stays healthy and happy.

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